A Companion on the Journey

By |February 24th, 2015|

     Whether through asparagus or police cars, God has little ways of letting us know that He is always with us and sends us companions on our journey through life.
     St. John of the Cross was on his last journey in this world in 1591, travelling from Penuela to Ubeda, accompanied by a […]

6 WAYS TO CULTIVATE THE VIRTUE OF HUMILITY

By |February 18th, 2015|

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist, there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.

—St. Augustine
If you’ve read this blog for any time at all, you’ll know that I speak frequently about the importance of humility. The saints make it […]

Look Up

By |February 13th, 2015|

When I first saw this video, it struck home for me. I realized how much time we waste on social media.
I decided to limit time I spent on Facebook by changing my password to something meaningless so that I would have to look up each time I went on Facebook. This way, I only went on […]

This is your life

By |February 9th, 2015|

“This is your life, are you who you want to be?” That’s a line from a song that helped a group of friends start thinking about what they were doing with their lives. It lead them to go beyond the parties, “hook ups”, hanging out doing nothing and look at the greater picture: LIFE.

Every once […]

A Lesson from White Water Rafting

By |February 9th, 2015|

During a men ́s retreat in the Georgia mountains with Fr. Colum and Fr. Felix, I received a little light that helped me to see and grow. At first, I didn ́t want to go; but thanks to a hurricane heading towards southwest Florida, I chose to go. God gave me many graces and lights on this trip, […]

If It Makes You Happy…

By |February 9th, 2015|

What makes me happy? We could give a lot of answers. For example, maybe someone really likes brownies. If he gets a nice gooey one with whipped cream and chocolate syrup on top, he’s happy. Food can make me happy. In fact, a lot of people are overweight because they cannot find happiness in other […]

ST. PADRE PIO’S 5 POINT RULE OF LIFE

By |February 9th, 2015|

When we think of great mystics and wonder-working saints, we often think of those who lived centuries ago. Yet, St. Pio of Pietrelcina was both a mystic and a performer of many miracles—and he died in 1968, only 46 years ago.

In many ways, this saint was and is a contradiction to our scientific, rational age, […]

7 Common Problems Solved by Owning Less

By |February 9th, 2015|

“Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.” —Peace Pilgrim

Three years ago, we sold, donated, or discarded over 70% of our family’s possessions. We removed clothes, furniture, decorations, cookware, tools, books, toys, plus anything else we could […]

Finally!

By |February 9th, 2015|

“We were meant to live for so much more, have we lost ourselves?” We’ve seen that we all want to be happy, but we can never find a happiness that completely satisfies us. We’re always looking for something more. Or we do find something that makes us happy, but it fades away or it leaves […]

BE WHO YOU ARE: EMBRACING YOUR OWN KIND OF SANCTITY

By |February 9th, 2015|

“Be who you are, and be that well.” – St. Francis de Sales
Have you ever admired someone? I mean to the degree that you want to be just like them.

For years now, I’ve admired, even venerated, G.K. Chesterton—and I don’t mean just his writing, as brilliant as that is, but Chesterton as a man. Chesterton […]